The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned that anybody soliciting money for the funding of its security arm, Eastern Security Network ( ESN), should be treated as a scammer.
The group made this known in a statement by its media and publicity, Emma Powerful, circulated to the media on Tuesday.
Stating that the ESN was being funded by selfless contributions of IPOB family members and other individuals who were desirous of having peace and order in ‘Biafraland’, IPOB warned fraudsters going about duping the public in the name of raising funds for ESN to desist or be ready to face the consequences.
It said, “We the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to sound a note of warning over a worrisome information coming to the global family of IPOB in Biafraland and to particularly warn those going around collecting money from politicians with the name of Eastern Security Network (ESN) to stop.
“We maintain that no politicians, businessmen and religious leaders should for any reason part with money to anyone flashing the name of an ESN security outfit without following the proper channels. We encourage our people to report anyone masquerading as IPOB-ESN using any trick to collect money from people to any IPOB family. Anyone giving money to such criminals may ignorantly be funding criminal activities against our land and people.
“We want our people to know that IPOB leadership has never authorized anyone to threaten and coerce our people to support ESN. Hence such a person or group are scammers and therefore should be regarded and treated as such. ESN was established to secure our land from Fulani terrorists and are funded by selfless contributions of IPOB family members and other individuals who want our land secured. All politicians in the Eastern States should stop encouraging criminality and focus on liberating the land given to them.